Recognized as the No. 1 employer in the nation, Unilever Sri Lanka reaffirms its commitment to empowering the country’s future business leaders through launching Unilever Sparks, a student ambassador program for undergraduate students, for the sixth consecutive year.
The ‘Sparks’ program is an ambassadorship that will serve as an opportunity for students to act as a liaison between Unilever Sri Lanka and their respective university it is designed to allow students to exhibit their strength as leaders in their institution by being ambassadors of Unilever. The program looks to enhance the pioneering spirit and skills of talented Sri Lankan youth, inspiring them to be forces of positive influence amongst their peers. Furthermore, it will recognize the top young talent from the country who have the passion to Want More, Do More and Contribute More, to become great leaders who act as agents of positive change in their respective fields.
Unilever has always been and continues to be committed to developing leaders for itself, for the industry and for society. In 2012, Unilever Sri Lanka joined hands with AIESEC Sri Lanka as a Premium Partner. Through the partnership, Unilever aims to groom potential talent by helping them enhance the skills required in the corporate world and the partnership between the two organizations has become stronger this year more than ever. AIESEC and Unilever share a common passion for developing leaders, so it continues to be a promising partnership. Unilever is always looking to build stronger bonds with potential first career recruits through numerous networking and social initiatives and these initiatives have led to Unilever being selected as the Employer of choice amongst undergraduates in both local and foreign universities.
Offering invaluable real-world exposure, the ‘Sparks’ program allows the student ambassadors to build relationships with seasoned industry professionals and like-minded students, thereby allowing them to expand their professional network even before they enter the workforce. This guidance and exposure will help the students to develop themselves in key areas such as negotiation, stakeholder management, and team-working skills. Thus the ‘Sparks’ program gives a significant boost to the employability of the undergraduate students while giving them the opportunity to be fast-tracked into a career at Unilever.
Commenting on his ‘Sparks’ experience, Hashan Rahubaddha from the University of Moratuwa said, “Being directly exposed to the working culture of Unilever through the Sparks program helped me to enhance my skills and competencies while expanding my network.”
Expressing similar sentiments, Sparks student ambassador Yasasi Bandaranayake from the University of Kelaniya noted, “Being a student ambassador for Unilever was one of the greatest milestones I have achieved in university life. It was a distinctive and incomparable journey that redefined me.”
Applications for the program are now open. Students from all universities across the island are invited to apply.
Application link – https://unileversl.typeform.com/to/k2cro7
For further details on Sparks log on to the Unilever Sri Lanka Careers Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UnileverCareersSriLanka.